7 September 2015
Successful opening weekend new entrance building Van Gogh Museum.
This weekend, more than 40,000 people visited and admired the sunflower labyrinth that was created to celebrate the opening of the new entrance building of the Van Gogh Museum on Museumplein.
High up from a photo deck, they looked over the 125,000 sunflowers that made up this magnificent labyrinth and enjoyed singer-songwriters who performed in the labyrinth. All the sunflowers were given away for free after 4 p.m. on Sunday and in no time the Museumplein and the whole of Amsterdam turned yellow.
Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum:
“The opening weekend of our new entrance building was a great success. Even though the weather let us down, very many people came to enjoy the sunflower labyrinth these two days. We are extremely pleased with people’s enthusiastic reactions to our new entrance that is now very accessible and welcoming to our visitors. This spacious, transparent entrance building, with its state-of-the-art glass constructions is a major asset for the Van Gogh Museum and the Museumplein.”